Crossing the Line: The New Woman of the Fin de Siècle
The topic of my thesis is the New Woman of the fin de siècle. The New Woman of the fin de siècle was a spunky, intelligent, and independent female character who advocated for women’s rights and inspired groups of women to see themselves as more than just housewives and mothers. She voiced her opinions and wanted change in the Victorian English society that was just a bit too set on its opinion of a woman’s place. Finding out these details in a few early searches hooked me because I related to the wanting of change for women even today, and knew I would not grow bored writing an introduction about such an interesting female character. Also, I got the impression that the New Woman focus would make for an interesting anthology of works, so I ran with it. My finished product is an anthology pertaining to the theme of my thesis: the New Woman.
Thesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Alfred University Honors Program.
Honors thesis, Gender studies, Women, Anthology